13 Iconic Video Game Scenes Built Out of Lego Parts

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 17, 2014
13 Iconic Video Game Scenes Built Out of Lego Parts

Lego blocks. Video games. Two great tastes that go great together, especially when you can combine them for maximum childhood nostalgia. Here are a thirteen glorious video game scenes lovingly recreated by fans who happen to be talented Lego masters. Be sure to look between the lines: an awe-inspiring level of detail, creativity, and problem …Read more

Thrill of the Chase: What Are Blind Box Mystery Mini Toys?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 8, 2014
Thrill of the Chase: What Are Blind Box Mystery Mini Toys?

Remember those sticker and gumball machines at pizza joints and grocery stores when you were a kid? Put a quarter in, turn the crank, and hope that that extra-sparkly sticker will be delivered to your little hands. You had no idea which item was going to come out of the machine. It could be anything! …Read more

5 Reasons to Try Mobile Gaming

Posted by Conor Murphy on September 22, 2014
5 Reasons to Try Mobile Gaming

You know, for such a small device, the iPhone sure packs a pretty big punch. No, we don't mean your phone is going to start fights with you. However, it has had a pretty significant impact on the entertainment world.Read more

Video Game Back to School Supplies for Every Gamer

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on September 15, 2014
Video Game Back to School Supplies for Every Gamer

Remember when you were in grade school and you had the choice between colors, movie characters, or MAYBE some early Nintendo characters on your school supplies? Thanks to demand and custom production technology, kids have a ton of options for their school supplies these days. The start of the school year doesn’t have to bring …Read more

The History of Video Game Conventions

Posted by Conor Murphy on August 28, 2014
The History of Video Game Conventions

It’s convention fever here at Big Fish. With PAX Prime just around the corner (we really mean it, only 1.9 miles from Big Fish Seattle), everyone is excited to know the newest in games and gaming. As Pax readies to showcase the absolute best in indie gaming, like the PAX10 here, we got curious about …Read more

Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 25, 2014
Gamer Fashion and Lifestyle Options

One thing I have learned about gamers is that they love to proclaim their passions just about any way they can. The great thing about the modern age is that choices abound like never before and they are just a few easy clicks away. In the U.S. we are no longer limited to options only …Read more

2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on August 1, 2014
2013 Gamers Survey Results: Demographics, Platforms and Smartphone Use

The researchers here at Big Fish created a survey to better understand gamers in the U.S.  We got over 1000 responses, which gave us some powerful insight into the demographics and habits/practices of a large contingent of gamers.  Some of our data is a bit different than other surveys conducted, and that is probably related …Read more

17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on June 16, 2014
17 Geek Conventions You Must Attend Before You Die

UPDATE [6/16/2014]: 2014 and 2015 dates, locations, and pricing. Thanks to your excellent feedback on this article, I’m starting a series of geek convention round-ups. They’re a curated resource to see when the convention is happening and what’s worth seeing there. Check out the first in the series – a list of anime conventions! Think …Read more

Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 15, 2014
Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

What felt like a utopian cyberpunk dream is now becoming reality: wearable computers is a topic on everyone’s lips. Last year we were introduced to Google Glass, the first commercially available optical head-mounted display–which, unfortunately, has since seen a decline in interest. Perhaps it was the wallet-busting price point at $1500, maybe it was the …Read more

Throne of Games: Game While You Go
With These Brilliant Bathroom Accouterments

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 1, 2014
Throne of Games: Game While You Go <br />With These Brilliant Bathroom Accouterments

Admit it: you play games on the toilet. There’s no need to be embarrassed. You most likely have talked to someone today who secretly plays games on the john – three out of four gamers play mobile games in the bathroom. (Even more than those of us that play mobile games in bed at 62%!) Welcome to the …Read more

One Avid Fan’s Amazing Midnight Castle Fan Fiction!

Posted by Conor Murphy on March 28, 2014
One Avid Fan’s Amazing Midnight Castle Fan Fiction!

Our forum moderators came across a remarkable & unique thread a few weeks ago. One avid player and fan of Midnight Castle wrote a background story to the game that really captured our imagination. We wanted a wider audience to be able to enjoy the story, so all Midnight Castle players could see the communities’ …Read more

Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 26, 2014
Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

It’s likely you’re not playing on your ideal gaming keyboard, and not just any old keyboard will do. In an earlier post we learned that little pieces of silicone can slow down your game progress, wireless keyboards aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and what all those weird, extra keys on some keyboards are …Read more